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"I've heard stories of heart conversion from seeing the great icon of the Holy Trinity by Rublev.

Ksenia's icons, too, are able to open the soul." Keri Wiederspahn (student)

Treasure in a Box

is a narrative companion to the largest body of Pokrovsky icons in North America. The late Ksenia Pokrovsky was a world-renowned master iconographer who immigrated to the United States from Moscow, Russia in 1991, six months before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

     During the 1960s, Pokrovsky gave up a promising career as a biophysicist at Moscow University to become a leader of a clandestine movement that revived the tradition of icon painting in her homeland where it was forbidden by law.

     Treasure in a Box describes Pokrovsky's theological ensemble of images housed in a small space that is St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Read review by Aidan Hart, Director of the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London. 


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